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Aging Populations, Low Economic Development May Amplify Future Air Pollution Health Impacts

Even if pollution goes down and climate change is slowed, deaths from air pollution in some regions may still rise.

by |October 24, 2022

Flooding Significantly Impacts African Food Security, Says Study

At a time when flooding is overtaking many parts of the world, millions of people in Africa are going hungry when croplands, livestock and infrastructure are inundated. But the results are complicated.

by |October 17, 2022

Permafrost Emissions Must Be Factored Into Global Climate Targets, Says Study

As the Arctic melts, permafrost there has the potential to send huge amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, but exactly how much is up for grabs, depending on what we do to stem climate change in coming years.

by |October 17, 2022

Study Upsets Models of How Lake Drainage Within Glaciers May Influence Sea Level

Sudden plunges of lake waters from glacial surfaces to ice-sheet beds may not speed up the movement of Greenland’s tidewater glaciers, as previously thought.

by |October 14, 2022

Too Little, Too Late: Study Examines Why the Endangered Species Act Fails

Most species are not receiving protection until their populations are precariously small, thus dimming their prospects of recovery.

by |October 12, 2022
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Presenting Climate LIVE K12: RSVP for Winter 2022 and Spring 2023 Sessions

In the Climate LIVE video series, experts from across the Columbia Climate School present climate and sustainability content for grade school and university students, educators, parents, and the public.

by Laurel Zaima and Christina Deodatis |October 11, 2022

Here’s What We Know About How Climate Change Fuels Hurricanes

When Hurricane Ian hit Florida, it was one of the United States’ most powerful hurricanes on record, and it followed a two-week string of massive, devastating storms around the world.

by Mathew Barlow and Suzana J. Camargo |October 3, 2022

Come Visit Us at Lamont Open House

Our favorite family-friendly event of the year is back in person. Come out to Palisades, NY, on October 8 for some fun, hands-on science education.

by |October 3, 2022

Climate Week 2022 at Columbia Climate School

We’ll be offering a lineup of special content and interesting events all week long.

by |September 16, 2022

Training for Dixie Fire Survivors Sheds Light on the Long Road to Recovery

One year after the devastating wildfire, residents of Greenville, Calif., are working to rebuild. Experts from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness co-hosted a training to facilitate the process.

by Elise Gout |September 15, 2022